Red Carpet Interviews: Author John Green, Halston Sage & Saint Motel Talk ‘PAPER TOWNS’


IMG_0498Preston Barta // Features Editor

Yesterday was a hot one for the fans who lined up at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX, to see author John Green, the band Saint Motel and the cast of PAPER TOWNS, but as the day went on and the talent arrived, it proved to be worth every drop of sweat.

Next week sees the release of Green’s second film adaptation, PAPER TOWNS, following the hugely successful THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. The film tells of a young man (Nat Wolff) and his friends who embark upon the road trip of their lives to find the missing girl next door (Cara Delevingne).

Fresh Fiction had the chance to catch up with author John Green, speak with Halston Sage (who plays Lacey in the film) and Saint Motel (their song “My Type” is a part of the film’s soundtrack). Check out the short but sweet video below!

PAPER TOWNS opens July 24.

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Preston Barta

Hello, there! My name is Preston Barta, and I am the features editor of Fresh Fiction and senior film critic at the Denton Record-Chronicle. My cinematic love story began where I was born: off planet on the isolated desert world of the Jakku system. It's there I passed the time scavenging for loose parts with my good friend Rey. One day I found an old film projector and a dusty reel of the 1975 film JAWS. It rocked my world so much that I left my kinfolk in the rearview (I so miss their morning cups of green milk) to pursue my dreams of writing about film. It wasn't long until I met two gents who said they would give me a lift. I can't recall their names, but one was an older man who liked to point a lot and the other was a tall, hairy fella. They got me as far as one of Jupiter's moons where we crossed paths with the U.S.S. Enterprise. Some pointy-eared bastard said I was clear to come aboard. He saw that I was clutching my beloved shark movie and invited me to the "moving pictures room" where he was screening the 1993 film JURASSIC PARK to his crew. He said my life would be much more prosperous if I were familiar with more work by the god named Steven Spielberg. From there, my love for cinema blossomed. Once we reached planet Earth, everything changed. I found the small town of Denton, TX, and was welcomed into the Barta family. They showed me the writings of local film critic Boo Allen. He became my hero and caused me to chase a degree in film and journalism. After my studies at graduate of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, I met some film critics who showed me the ropes and got me into my first press screening: 2011's THE GREEN LANTERN. Don't worry; I recovered just fine. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was only four years away.